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Icing cake pops??

When making cake pops what is the best way to icing them?
It it better to use actual icing and melt it in the microwave, or to use chocolate melts?
Which has worked and tasted best to you?

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  1. I had trouble with the canned icing, I think I microwaved it too long and it was too runny. I like using the candy coating mixed with a small amount of shortening to thin out the consistancy.

  2. I use the candy melts for the best results…BUT…If I making my lemon or carrot, pumpkin, or spice cake balls I use a recipe that came with my cake pop maker that has both melts and icing together…I like my last 3 to have that cream cheese flavor so I use cream cheese Icing and either white or orange candy melts…for my lemon I use lemon supreme icing and yellow candy melts…SO good…Look in your little booklet from your maker in the recipe section for the recipe…the coating will be a little softer than you might think but they harden quite nicely…I also add a lil’ extra candy melts, it doesnt seem to cause any problems…

  3. Here ya go…I copied this from the manual on this web site…

    Frosting Dip
    • 1 container (16 ounces) Creamy Chocolate, Vanilla or Lemon Frosting *
    • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate or vanilla chips *
    1. Spoon frosting into deep microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH power (100%)
    for 1 minute. Stir well. Blend in chips. Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for 1
    2. Allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for an
    additional 10 to 15 seconds if necessary to melt chips. Stir until smooth.
    3. Dip cake pops in warm frosting dip.
    4. Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for 10 to 15 seconds as needed to keep a glaze
    Makes about 1⅔ cups of frosting
    *Tip: Choose complimentary flavors of frosting and chips. For example, blend semi-sweet
    chocolate chips into chocolate frosting or vanilla chips into vanilla or lemon frosting

  4. I ice all of my cake pops with melts. I heat them in the microwave until runny and apply with a paint brush so they don’t get too heavy and break!

  5. I also use candy melts, they work really well. Heat them in the microwave and let them sit for a few minutes before dipping them or brushing them with the glaze and it wont take as long for the candy to cool.

  6. I have never had any success with the candy melts. It’s too thick and it never looks smooth on my cake balls. What am I doing wrong. What’s a different way to ice my cake balls?


  7. I use the melts and they work great until I add red colouring? I got the “red” melts, but they are more pink. So I add red colouring and my dip turns solid?!?

  8. I just made cake pops for the first time, and dipped them in melted candy melts with some vegetable oil stirred in. The coating was way too thick. What is the optimal ratio? Or should I have used something else to get a thinner coating?

  9. I am just trying to find a good recipe for a good cream cheese frosting to put on red velvet cake pops without buying a can or the candy melts. Same as Susie.

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